To celebrate Black History Month, we want to authentically support the Black beauty community and shout about its talent and achievements.
We have always aimed to create makeup and skincare for all shades and concerns, and this month we are showcasing incredible content from Black beauty creators. Check out the activity on @makeuprevolution on Instagram and TikTok.
Our Amazing Team
At the heart of Revolution, we have an incredible team of people. From designing revolutionary products to listening to our creative and wonderful community, there’s someone on it!
To celebrate Black History Month, we spoke to 3 amazing members of our team (and myself) about their roles at Revolution, the beauty industry and what it means to them to be a black woman working in beauty. Here’s what we had to say…
New Product Development Assistant
New Product Development
What do you love about working in the beauty industry?
I became obsessed with beauty when I started watching make-up tutorials on YouTube when I was in Sixth Form so working in a role where I get to experiment with make-up products every day is the dream.
My favorite part of working in the beauty industry is hearing and seeing people’s reactions and excitement to products I have developed from the very initial concept stage. I love that the industry is fast-paced, reactive and that there are no rules.
What do you love most about your role?
My favorite part of my role is that I have involvement in the full product life cycle. From brainstorming meetings to presenting new product ideas, selecting shades for eyeshadow palettes, and communicating with suppliers in the Far East to helping to create the content when we have final samples. I get to see the product journey from end to end. This enables me to learn so much about the behind-the-scenes business.
How has being a Black woman impacted your role?
Being a Black woman on the product team has given me a critical voice when discussing new product launches, I am able to represent and push for specific customer needs that may not have been thought of.
Not only am I able to ensure there is an appropriate inclusion of shades but also ensure that shades are named correctly and help to educate on why naming a shade a certain name is not appropriate. I feel like I am helping to give visibility to a whole group of people who have for years been treated as invisible within the beauty industry.
What’s your favorite Revolution Beauty product?
My favorite product is the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer C11.2.